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\n\tTeacher Testimonials<\/h1>\n\n\n\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t

\n\t\t\t\t\tParklands Christian College\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

It was a very worthwhile presentation. Our presenter, Esther was absolutely fantastic. She presented very well and had a connection with the students from the beginning. We liked how open Esther was in talking about her faith and making direct references about hope in God while discussing drugs and addiction.<\/p>\r\n

I also think it was great having someone present on the topic of drugs who has been through the addiction (and how she acknowledged that when she was at school she was 'just like us' [our students]), rather than someone completely clean-cut who talks from a very protected experience.<\/p>\r\n

We will book in again, thank you! 10+\/10<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tGold Coast Christian College\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

AAIC brought a powerful message through their well thought-out program. All students (Year 7-12) were able to not only see the effects of this dangerous life-taking drug through the informative multimedia presentation, they heard it first hand from the presenters having lived the nightmare of being ICE addicts themselves. The presenters were able to be real and honest about their tragic journey, which made a greater impact when the main message, 'NOT EVEN ONCE' was constantly reinforced. This same message was strongly continued with the post-presentation activities, such as sport with Kevin Campion and the musicians from VIBE. This enabled the students to continue the conversation in a less formal way. I applaud Andrea and the AAIC team from getting this important message out there effectively to the young people, so they know never to try ICE, 'NOT EVEN ONCE!'<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tMareeba and Dimbulah High Schools\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

It has been a week since AAIC was at the schools.  It has been amazing the response we have received by students and staff plus public including Paramedics and police, who attended the presentations.<\/p>\r\n

As part of my role is health promotion, organizing programs for harm minimization and awareness of dangerous drugs, and this program fits every avenue of this. <\/p>\r\n

The AAIC were accommodating for the schools providing 13 sessions within the week to the entire school students.  Information was not just informative from personal accounts of the presenters, but engaging, students\u2019 participation was important.   The message resonated to students and staff.<\/p>\r\n

Staff also requested their own session early before school started on Wednesday morning, just to hear and take away so much information for themselves and their own personal lives to assist them in understanding the grip of the ICE epidemic in the area and Australia.<\/p>\r\n

Students talked and asked questions, gave their own personal accounts on family situations, opened up conversations with family members.  We as support team at the school have been amazed the continual discussions within the school community. <\/p>\r\n

Even the sponsors (Hansen Ford Mareeba) for our area have had people from the street walking into the business and congratulating the sponsors for taking the time and effort to help our local towns.<\/p>\r\n

The positive message was there - DO NOT TAKE IT NOT EVEN ONCE and there is hope if help is sort as soon as possible with understanding and support. <\/p>\r\n

I cannot thank the AAIC enough for being there for our young people and staff, educating and supporting to spread the message of the dangers of ICE.<\/p>\r\n

Please continue to support and spread the message.<\/p>\r\n



Chris Gray <\/p>\r\n

School Base Youth Health Nurse.<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tTweed River High\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

Year 11 into 12 students witnessed a highly beneficial program \u201cPut the Freeze on Ice\u201d presented by the AAIC (Australian Anti-Ice Campaign). Overall this program was extremely valuable and I would like to advocate for the additional running of this program for this for the Junior grades and the 2017 seniors. In this program we were provided with information equipping us with knowledge \u2013 unknown to many of the students present \u2013 about the dangers and risks associated with the specific use of Ice and other drugs.<\/p>\r\n

I know I was not the only student who saw this program as beneficial which lead me to thinking. How often is it that a program comes along in which nearly every ear in the room was engaged giving entire attention to the presenter, has students informing absent students how much they missed out and students saying how much grade 9 and other students need to see this presentation?<\/p>\r\n

One of the key facts presented was as follows, 2<\/strong>9 young people pick up Ice each day with a single encounter standardly leading to an addiction. Statistics shown only 2% of users walk away from this drug a survivor<\/strong><\/em>. This should be a wakeup call \u2013 that education and other programs need to be implemented for young people in the school, going further then the Board of Studies \u2018dot points\u2019.<\/p>\r\n

Action must be taken further than just grade 11 students. I believe having \u201cPut the Freeze on Ice\u201d presented by the AAIC for other grades in the school is a great start.<\/p>\r\n

I completely understand everything costs money and funding can only be spread so far therefore; I would like to express my gratitude for the program running at Tweed River High School last week as well as the contribution by the school and community made, to ensure it happened. I highly believe however, that there is a need for more education and more support.<\/p>\r\n

I would be interested in talking further with the Executive Council and Welfare team further on this topic and opportunities for fundraising so as a whole school community we can take action against this epidemic.<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tTweed River High School\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

\"An excellent, very worthwhile presentation.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Students have continued to speak about the program and made comment about the fact that the presenters were ex-users.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"The presenters gained credibility with the students through the sharing of their story.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Engaging, well presented information including factual information.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Well organised in their approach.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Thank you for Advocating for our Youth.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"This needs to be a program that is delivered each year to our student body.\"<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tCairns State High School\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

\"The program and your presenters were excellent. The Year 10 students gained a great deal from the experience.\"<\/p>\r\n

\"Presentation overall was very confronting for our students but effective ... Would recommend to other schools - well done!\"<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tTweed River High\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

In 2016 your representatives came to our school. Your program was so powerful that I have had teacher's ask me if I was going to organise this presentation again this year.<\/p>\r\n

Kind regards, Bronwyn<\/p> \n\n\n


\n\t\t\t\t\tLindisfarn Anglican College\t\t\t<\/h2>\n\n\n\n\n\n

Wow! The presentation to Year 11 was excellent and very effective. Mike and Mel were genuine and engaging and certainly held the attention of everyone there. Added to this, the boys in the band were great \u2013 so very talented. I'm going to get further feedback from some of the students but I am predicting it to be very positive. There is no doubt that the message was clear and confronting but it needed to be.<\/p>\r\n

So this brings me to me next question. I would very much like Year 12 to see the presentation prior to them leaving, particularly as 'Schoolies' is just around the corner. Problem is, they finish school on the 21 September. Is there any chance of a return visit on either Monday 19 or Tuesday 20? I completely understand that it probably can't happen but if it could, it would be excellent. Also, for next term, I'd like to book in presentations for Yr 9 and Yr 10. Again I understand that you may be booked out but if you give the OK, I can send in a number of dates for each grade. Again Stephanie, please pass on my congratulations to the team for a job well done.<\/p> \n\n\n